Senior Financial Controller – FP&A | Al Futtaim Motors | AFM CORP

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Job Description

Job Requisition ID: [[157819]] 

Established in the 1930s as a trading business, Al-Futtaim Group today is one of the most diversified and progressive, privately held regional businesses headquartered in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Structured into five operating divisions; automotive, financial services, real estate, retail and healthcare; employing more than 35,000 employees across more than 20 countries in the Middle East, Asia and Africa, Al-Futtaim Group partners with over 200 of the world’s most admired and innovative brands. Al-Futtaim Group’s entrepreneurship and relentless customer focus enables the organization to continue to grow and expand; responding to the changing needs of our customers within the societies in which we operate. 

By upholding our values of respect, excellence, collaboration and integrity; Al-Futtaim Group continues to enrich the lives and aspirations of our customers each and every day

Overview of the role:

This role will support the GM Finance and become the key lead in managing FP&A function and managing the relationship with Automotive Divisional FP&A 

As Sr Financial Controller, support the GM Finance on delivering:  

  • Robust, timely and accurate Financial planning and Reviews 
  • Provide Commercial and analytical support 

What you will do:

Five Year Plan / Budget / Quarterly Reviews:

  • Facilitate AFM and Business finance teams on preparation of Five year plans/ Annual Budget/ Quarterly reviews on Profit and Loss and Balance sheet for business units.
  • Ensure adherence to group reporting timelines and BPC up-dation to facilitate timely and quality reviews.

Profit Forecasts / Daily / Weekly Operating controls:

  • Provide monthly Flash profit forecasts in co-ordination with Business Finance teams.
  • Provide quality daily / Weekly operating controls on business performance against agreed objectives to  Sr. FC and MD

Monthly Management Reporting and Reviews:

  • Provide quality monthly management reports and commentary to Sr. FC and MD. 
  • Support BUFM in preparation of monthly management Board reports

KPI and Cost analysis:

  • Provide actionable analytics and benchmarking of business units through specific business level KPI.
  • Provide detailed cost analysis and identify key drivers for improvement plans.  
  • Build early warning trends and triggers to highlight deviations in business revenue and cost trends and recommend corrective action

Balance Sheet Substantiation and reviews:

  • Drive Balance Sheet Substantiation with business and finance team members

Margin Variance Analysis and review with Business:

  • Support business for review of margin analysis and conduct regular reviews with business teams
  • Provide Monthly variance analysis on Margin reviews against Budget and latest forecast.

Required Skills to be successful:

  • CA qualified or MBA in Finance 
  • Experience in Automotive is advantage 
  • FP&A expereince is a must 
  • Minimum 10 – 15 years’ experience

About the Team:

Working in a fast-paced and diverse environment, reporting directly to the GM – Finance.

What equips you for the role:

  • Professional accounting qualification. 
  •  At least 10 to 15 years relevant experience within a large organization in a supervisory level 

Job-Specific Skills: Analytical, process oriented, good communication skills, exposure to ERP 

Behavioural Competencies: Should be able to plan and prioritize tasks, persuasive skills, Kaizen attitude, Self-motivated; and a strong team player.

Dubai, AE